Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Designer Spotlight: Linda Floyd Interiors

Hi there! I am always very excited to discover a new designer, particularly when its work and a style that resonates with my own. Well I found that and then some in the wonderful work of the very talented Linda Floyd. So,  you can imagine my sheer delight when I realized that she is also incidentally one of my readers and I got an email from her......talk about flattering and a small world!! I told her how I thought very highly of her work and we emailed each other about my possibly featuring her in one of my Designer Spotlight posts...so I am thrilled to present the work of Linda Floyd interiors. Clearly a super talented designer, Linda is based out of  gorgeous Carmel/Pebble Beach and San Francisco Pebble Beach, California (I am jealous already) .

I love her aesthetic which she obviously stays true to  and of course am totally in awe of her penchant for the most gorgeous details! We all know the devils are in the details and always worth the extra labor of love. Linda also shared with me a little on her background, her design philosophy and what she believes in when it comes to creating wonderful interior spaces. I am not surprised that she has had a lot of her work published and her love and inspiration of 18th and 19th century France is evident in all she does. Thank you Linda and to all my readers, you are in for a royall treat today!! Here we go.......feast your eyes on Linda's fabulous body of work!

Ahhh the colors are so rich and inviting, loving that leopard ottoman too!

You know I am in love with this kitchen!!
Her attention to detail is spot on!
This proves my "little touch of black" in every room works every time!

Rich warm colors make this kitchen a winner!
Gorgeous powder room...love the wall application
Love this dining area..how charming!

Elegant bath
Love the rich use of color here......
I am in love with this etched glass!
How beautiful is this skirted vanity.....and these bird handles on the sink? Magnificent!

Details, details, details.........makes all the difference.
I see she likes blue and white too......gorgeous room.
I love the heavy French influlence here
The rich tapestry totally makes this space.
What a stunning foyer!
Perfect bar or what? 
A bit more of this fabulous room.......
Dramtic and specatacular! Love the red and gold for a powder room.
This vanity is swoonworthy and I will take those prints too......GORGEOUS!

Details, details....clearly something Linda is an expert on!

Beautiful colors in what I presume might be a guest room.....

Exquisite, wow!

Love the detailing on this gorgeous dressing area

Do I need to say anything? Perfection and yes she does outdoor spaces too!
What a lovely and inviting elegant room.....

Showstopping in every way....amazing!
Another fabulous kitchen...love that butcher block island with the chunky legs....
Stunning colors
Love love love this space...colors and the touch of blue make this perfect!

Quite spectacular wouldn't you say? These rooms take my breath away! Now heres a bit on what Linda has to say about her design philosophy and what inspires her in the desing proces.....take it away Linda.

A little history…
I was Inspired by art history, and after receiving a degree in Interior Design, I traveled to  Europe several times studying the architecture, the furniture styles, the historical character and ambiance of the different regions (and of course, the food!).   I became a partner in a French Antiques and Interior Design Studio in Los Gatos, California
 (1 hour south of San Francisco) which included many buying trips to France, and the rest is history!  These trips were the foundation of my design career and gave me a classic approach to design and confirmed my use of old world materials and craftsmanship.  I no longer have the store front and having only the interior design firm allows much more time for my clients. 

How I work…
For me, each project is like a book and each room or space, a chapter.  After hearing the client characterize her dreams and design goals, I envision a narrative or script in my mind and the production begins.  While there are always edits and changes, the storyline is usually consistent with the original script.  The finished projects are full of color, antiques, European history and vitality.  The goal is to make projects a timeless mix of panache and quiet sophistication where elegance mingles with ease and creates inviting, inspiring and very, very livable rooms.

And although my firm focuses primarily on classical design with a European influence, we recently completed a contemporary high rise in Las Vegas and a very contemporary recording studio in the home of a key client who loves all things French…her son is a musician and wanted contemporary!!

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is exposing clients to the wonderful things available to them for their projects.  I have taken clients on buying trips to London, Paris, New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles, as well as the local showrooms in San Francisco.  It is so exciting to see the sparkle in a client’s eye when we find the “perfect” piece!  Somehow, Tina, I think you know that feeling!

In all the pictures you see, my firm has designed the architectural interiors, the construction detailing and custom woodworking, etc., as well as what I call the “Fluff”, the interior design.  I feel our custom woodworking and interior architectural detailing create “visible excellence” the moment you walk into a room and are the perfect backdrop for the interior design portion of the project.  We assist the client by consulting with the landscape architects and we provide landscape ornamentation...antique garden sculpture is a favorite of mine!

I have had the good fortune to work repeatedly for clients, completing 2, 3, even 4 projects for some of them.  I have the pleasure of working throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, McCall, Idaho, Cherry Creek, Denver, and Hawaii.  

What more can I say… I love my job!!!

Wow...is her work droolworthy or what? I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite room...there are so many beauties. I LOVE and adore her style, her eye for details and her use of rich old world colors mixed with today's practicality. Linda is a master of "fluff" as she puts it! If you would like to see more of her work or contact here, her website is-

 Thank you Linda for allowing me to showcase your spectacular work and to all my readers for stopping in. Could you possibly pick a favorite room? Would love to know which if so! Wishing everyone a wonderful Thursday.


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